October 15 2015 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
On this day parents and families Australia wide (and internationally) honour their babies who passed away from miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death.
I was contacted by Jenny & Lucy from Itty Bitty Beats in NZ who, in support of baby loss awareness week in NZ (and other countries), have written a song called 'The Last Lullaby' about grieving the loss of a baby.
The story behind The Last Lullaby...
This song is very close to their hearts, as Jenny and Lucy know many people who have lost babies through miscarriage, still birth, neonatal difficulty and sudden infant death.
In 2009 Jenny's son Leo died at 3 days old in the arms of his parents, after battling lung and kidney problems caused by Posterior Urethral Valves.
Jenny and Lucy have written this song to help the grieving process for anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby: parents, grandparents, family, friends, anyone who has lost a child.
The loss of a baby is devastating and the grieving process never ends. The baby or child may no longer be here but they are never forgotten. The Last Lullaby has been written to grieve to, to cry to, to remember to.
Our hope is that this song can help as many people as possible, so they have put a link for a free download on their website www.ittybittybeats.com. The song and lyrics are also available on Bandcamp for free download at www.ittybittybeats.bandcamp.com/track/the-last-lullaby
I have listened a number of times and find this lullaby just beautiful, it never leaves me with dry eyes. I am not playing this lullaby on Little Rockers Radio so instead if you wish to listen and remember you can press play here.
One out of every four Australian women have lost a baby* and many bereaved parents find being able to honour their babies on a day of remembrance helps them on their journey to overcome the grief.
On the 15th October many parents and families remember in a number of ways - remembrance walks, family fundraisers, memorial services and more.
More information on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day can be found here.